Hear ye, hear ye! A new book cometh!
(Photo by Tiverton Town Council/Flickr)
I am so excited to announce the official title and release date of my next book! *happy dancing*
Pine Tar & Sweet Tea (M/M Contemporary Romance) will be released by Loose Id on October 9th.
Here's a (very) unofficial blurb:
After playing eleven years in the Minor Leagues, Coach Matt Hawley has returned to his tiny Alabama hometown to lead his old high school baseball team to their first state championship. At the other end of the state, René Días, who left the Major League after one season, is getting his team ready to defend their state title for the second straight year. One is in the closet. The other is between relationships. Neither has any intention of hooking up at the state tournament.
Then they see each other.
Pre-game lust turns into an intense one-night stand neither man can forget, and when their best friends embark on a romance, Matt and René are thrown together again. This time they decide it won’t be for just a single night.
But the fear of disappointing his minister father and shaming his family forces Matt to keep one foot in the closet, even as he and René find their lust is maybe something more. Will Matt endure a life of hiding or will he surrender and become free?
This story has been in my head for over two years. Those of you who have known me since my fandom days remember the premise from then. I kept my star-crossed baseball coaches in my heart all this time, and I sat down and wrote their story this summer. (P.S., if you want to know what they look like in my head, it's sorta like this and maybe a little like this.)
I can't wait for everyone to meet Matt and René, and I'm sure they're glad to finally be out of the dark recesses of my brain. I'll share the cover as soon as I can :)
Oh, and what am I happy dancing to? So glad you asked *evil grin*